Possible Solutions for Holders of TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

Possible Solutions for Holders of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) ¡Español abajo! In May 2017, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly rocked the world of immigrants that hold “temporary protected status” (TPS) by announcing a limited 6-month extension of TPS for the 58,706 Haitians who are enrolled in the program. But the end is coming, DHS officials […]

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Immigration bill vote delayed by council members

Immigration bill vote delayed by council members Earlier this year, Ozment Law, PLC filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, alleging that detention of suspected noncitizens by the Davidson County Sheriff violates the law and detainees’ constitutional rights. At the same time, two bills (sponsored by Councilmen Bob Mendes and […]

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Need more workers? Turn to your laborers’ loved ones for help

Need more workers? Turn to your laborers’ loved ones for help Earlier this year, Ozment Law, PLC filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, alleging that detention of suspected noncitizens by the Davidson County Sheriff violates the law and detainees’ constitutional rights. At the same time, two bills (sponsored by […]

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Learn about immigration factors that might affect your case

Learn about immigration factors that might affect your case Coming to the United States is a dream for many people. The opportunities here seem to call people who are looking for a better life. When you have a family and want to come to the United States, you probably want to come as a family. […]

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‘The Face of Hate’

‘The Face of Hate’ Take a good look at this woman’s picture. She appears harmless enough. Now age 69, she has served 8 years in the Tennessee House of Representatives and has served in the Tennessee State Senate since 2002. She received a bachelor’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and attends a Nazarene church, so […]

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Preparing for your green card marriage interview

Preparing for your green card marriage interview When you apply for a green card after marriage to a U.S. citizen, you will have to clear several procedural hurdles. If you are already in the U.S., your spouse will need to submit a relative petition, along with your application for adjustment of status and supporting evidence. Once […]

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Are authorities restricting immigration protections for refugees?

Are authorities restricting immigration protections for refugees? Immigrants seeking to remain in the United States need to pursue a legal procedure called an adjustment of status. If approved, an applicant will become a lawful permanent resident of the United States and no longer need to apply for immigrant visas. Our law firm focuses on immigration law. […]

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Is the government hiring more deportation officers?

Is the government hiring more deportation officers? In several recent posts, we’ve discussed proposed changes in immigration policy. Some of those proposals, such as the executive immigration orders, are currently locked up in legal battles. Others have been introduced with much less media scrutiny. Specifically, three bills would drastically beef up current immigration enforcement efforts. […]

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What is the status of the immigration refugee program?

What is the status of the immigration refugee program? Several months ago, our Nashville immigration law firm was featured in the media. Specifically, we offered our opinion regarding the Trump administration’s recent executive orders on immigration, including the travel ban and suspension of the refugee program. Our advice was to not expect a speedy resolution. As […]

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Do I have to leave the country after being convicted of a crime?

Do I have to leave the country after being convicted of a crime? Several months ago, our Nashville immigration law firm was featured in the media. Specifically, we offered our opinion regarding the Trump administration’s recent executive orders on immigration, including the travel ban and suspension of the refugee program. Our advice was to not expect […]

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